SSC Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
SSC CPT Exam consists of 3 Sections:
Word Processing - Candidates are given a printed english
passage that has to be typed in the computer. It is not exactly Microsoft Word
but their own software. No formatting (bold, italics etc) is needed. Only typing
has to be done. One has to type 2000 characters (depressions) in 15minutes. This
will not be a big deal if you practice on your computer. Microsoft Word can
count characters as well, so you can create your test by
typing in a newspaper
article of approximately 2000 characters in 15minutes. This is checked against
how many mistakes you make in
typing. Only a certain percent of mistakes are
allowed. See cut-offs here.
Spreadsheets - Candidates are required to work on Microsoft
Excel software and create a spreadsheet as they provide in a printed sheet. Some
things will have to be calculated using formulas of MS Excel like profits,
percentages etc.. Only simple formulas are needed but one must have a basic
understanding of MS Excel here. Time of 15minutes will be given. Version 2007
was used in my CPT attended in Delhi (in 2013).
Generation of slides - A printed sheet showing a print-out of
a single slide will be given. Candidates will have to create a slide similar to
the one given in Microsoft Powerpoint. Knowledge of header, footer, inserting
date/time and file address will be required. Time of 15minutes will be given.
Version 2007 was used in my CPT attended in Delhi (in 2013).
Computer will be provided by SSC Exam Invigilator/Staff. You are not allowed to bring your own Computer keyboard.
There is no exemption of CPT for any category of PH candidates.
CPT is of qualifying nature. Marks obtained here will not be counted in
merit but if you do not pass you will not get CSS post.